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My dog has been dx with liver issues. She is anemic,

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My dog has been dx with liver issues. She is anemic, lethargic and increased thirst. She is having seizures and is very weak. I can't get her to stand up and go outside to pee. She seems disoriented and very weak. Should I worry about this, maybe diaper her until she feels better? She is on meds for the last two days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am Dr RB.. Yes, these symptoms indicate a medical emergency. Severe liver disease causes an accumulation of toxins (namely ammonia) in the bloodstream which leads to neurological symptoms such as seizures. Anemia can also occur due to liver not functioning to synthesize clotting factors... Her condition will likely not improve without aggressive treatment (such as intravenous fluids and anti-seizure meds.. I would take her to a 24 hours emergency hospital for treatment right away.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** a 24/7 vet and we are taking her in.
Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.

Okay, let me know how she does...

Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.

Hello again! Just checking in to get an update on your Spaniel? Any other questions or clarification I can provide? If you have other questions, feel free to ask.. If you are happy with my response, please take the time to rate our conversation so I may be paid for my professional time? Thanks so much..

Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sylvia,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Ola Barrett